Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Traffic on Dublin’s M50. File photograph: Alan Betson

Motorists were hit with fines totalling more than €130,000 on Monday for dodging M50 tolls. A taxi driver, a milkman and other commercial and private(...)

 Colin Farrell at the UK premiere of Killing of a Sacred Deer:  “I’ve been lucky from the start.” Photograph: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

“I am so ready to not talk about films, to not see a camera, to not have any idea that things such as fame and acting exist,” Colin Farrell says. “I a(...)

Set designer Francis O’Connor with his model box in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre as the set is constructed for Druid’s production of King of the Castle. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Francis O’Connor reaches into a black model box, about the size of a domestic oven, and carefully begins to reposition the tiny furniture. The baniste(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Barry Keoghan at the premiere for “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” at the Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Geoff Robins/AFP/Getty Images

Awards season has begun. Okay, that’s not quite true. With next year’s Oscars happening in March we’re still more than six months away from the ceremo(...)

Martin McDonagh pictured leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A 17-year legal battle over a €900,000 defamation award was settled just 10 minutes before a seven-judge Supreme Court was due to deliver its decision(...)

Martin McDonagh, who is engaged in  a legal battle with  the ‘Sunday World’  over a story which referred to him as a ‘Traveller drug king’. Photograph: Collins Courts

If a €900,000 damages award to a man by a jury which found that a newspaper had wrongly described him as a “Traveller drug king” is allowed to stand, (...)

 Martin McDonagh arriving at the Four Courts in 2015. Photograph: Collins

The Court of Appeal was incorrect in overturning a €900,000 damages award for defamation to a man branded a ‘Traveller drug king’ by a newspaper, the (...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

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